Team analysis



Portugal lineup
1Bruno Varela04/11/1994Goalkeeper909090120 SL Benfica (POR)
2João Cancelo27/05/1994Defender909078*120 SL Benfica (POR)
3Tobias Figueiredo02/02/1994Defender9090901201 Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR)
4Rudinilson Silva20/08/1994Defender90 SL Benfica (POR)
5Rafa Soares09/05/1995Defender909068*120 FC Porto (POR)
6João Teixeira06/02/1994Midfield11+1+ 14+ SL Benfica (POR)
7Carlos Mané11/03/1994Forward44+32+9077*1 Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR)
8Leandro Silva04/05/1994Midfield89*9032*1 FC Porto (POR)
9Ricardo Horta15/09/1994Forward26+8+18+88+1 Vitória FC (POR)
10Bernardo Silva10/08/1994Midfield909072*106*1 SL Benfica (POR)
11Hélder Costa12/01/1994Forward46*58* 43+ SL Benfica (POR)
12Rui Silva07/02/1994Goalkeeper CD Nacional (POR)
13Edgar Ié01/05/1994Defender909090120 FC Barcelona (ESP)
14Fábio Cardoso19/04/1994Defender 12+ SL Benfica (POR)
15Rebocho23/01/1995Defender 22+ SL Benfica (POR)
16Tomás Podstawski30/01/1995Midfield79*9090120 FC Porto (POR)
17Rony Lopes28/12/1995Midfield64*82*901201 Manchester City FC (ENG)
18Guedes11/02/1994Forward9090901203 Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute

Emilio Peixe
Since the first match of the tournament, we've played with good quality and have grown throughout the competition. We are proud of what we've done and achieved at this tournament – these players have a very big future, and they're great prospects. We had a dream to go to the final; we came to Lithuania with that dream, but the quality of the players is not ended because we've lost the semi-final. Clubs need to believe in their quality. We are sad because we lost, but we're happy with how we've done here; we had four U18 players in this squad and this team has a great future.

Portugal team analysis

Portugal team analysis

• Basic formation 4-3-3, with single midfield screen – Tomás Podstawski (No16)

• High defensive line, goalkeeper covered the space behind the defence well

• Good teamwork and ball control, short and middle-range passing with game-opening diagonal passes

• Midfield pressing and high pressing

• Good individual technique and strong dribbling skills – Bernardo Silva (No10)

�� Width of the pitch used well – wingers attacking the goal, able to cut in, good one-on-one situations: Marcos Lopes (No17)

• Wingers swapping positions – Carlos Mané (No7) and Marcos Lopes

• Attacks using the width, fast full-backs, especially on the right – João Cancelo (No2)